History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Lord hath appointed him an upon the land of Zion; yea, and his head shall blossom, and he shall be as an olive branch that is bowed down with fruit; even so, amen.
And again, blessed be , also, notwithstanding he shall be high and lifted up, yet he shall bow down under the yoke like unto an ass that croucheth beneath his burthen; that learneth his masters will by the stroke of this the rod, thus saith the Lord. Yet the Lord will have mercy on him, and he shall bring forth much fruit; even as the vine of the choice grape, when her clusters are ripe, before the time of the gleaning of the vintage; and the Lord shall make his heart merry as with sweet wine, because of him who putteth forth his hand, and lifteth him up out of deep mire, and pointeth him out the way, and guideth his feet when he stumbles, and humbleth him in his pride. Blessed are his generations; nevertheless one shall hunt [HC 1:443] after them as a man hunteth after an ass that hath strayed in the wilderness, and straitway findeth him again and bringeth him unto the fold. Thus shall the Lord watch over his generation, that they may be saved; even so. Amen.
21–24 November 1833 • Thursday–Sunday
<The following is a copy of a Letter from> The Attorney General of <to> the counsel employed by the in Zion <> to prosecute the Mob, <in > of which the following is a copy
“City of Jefferson 21st. Nov. 1833”
“Messrs. and ,
Gentlemen; From conversation I have had with the , I [HC 1:444] believe I’ am warranted in saying to you, and through you to the Mormons, that if they desire to be replaced in possession of their property, that is, their Houses in , an adequate force will be sent forthwith to effect that object; Perhaps a direct application had better be made to him for that object purpose, if they wish thus to be repossessed. The militia have been ordered to hold themselves in readiness
If the Mormons will organize themselves into regular companies, or a regular company of Militia, [p. 381]
Lord hath appointed him an upon the land of Zion; yea, and his head shall blossom, and he shall be as an olive branch that is bowed down with fruit; even so, amen.
And again, blessed be , also, notwithstanding he shall be high and lifted up, yet he shall bow down under the yoke like unto an ass that croucheth beneath his burthen; that learneth his masters will by the stroke of the rod, thus saith the Lord. Yet the Lord will have mercy on him, and he shall bring forth much fruit; even as the vine of the choice grape, when her clusters are ripe, before the time of the gleaning of the vintage; and the Lord shall make his heart merry as with sweet wine, because of him who putteth forth his hand, and lifteth him up out of deep mire, and pointeth him out the way, and guideth his feet when he stumbles, and humbleth him in his pride. Blessed are his generations; nevertheless one shall hunt [HC 1:443] after them as a man hunteth after an ass that hath strayed in the wilderness, and straitway findeth him and bringeth him unto the fold. Thus shall the Lord watch over his generation, that they may be saved; even so. Amen.
21–24 November 1833 • Thursday–Sunday
The following is a copy of a Letter from The Attorney General of to the counsel employed by the to prosecute the Mob, in
“City of Jefferson 21st. Nov. 1833”
“Messrs. and ,
Gentlemen; From conversation I have had with the , I [HC 1:444] believe I’ am warranted in saying to you, and through you to the Mormons, that if they desire to be replaced in possession of their property, that is, their Houses in , an adequate force will be sent forthwith to effect that object; Perhaps a direct application had better be made to him for that purpose, if they wish thus to be repossessed. The militia have been ordered to hold themselves in readiness
If the Mormons will organize themselves into regular companies, or a regular company of Militia, [p. 381]
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